Nearly 200 attendees participated in the College Conference on Cooperatives hosted by the National Farmers Union in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 19-21st. Representing Ogallala Commons were interns Dollie Lookingbill, Tiana Suazo, and Nikki Tulley. In addition to these interns, OC Intern alum Jessi Stark, under direction of the NFU’s Maria Miller, helped staff the event.
The CCOC presented opportunities for college students to learn about cooperatives at many levels, including a visit to the headquarters of CHS, Inc. NFU President Roger Johnson, who spoke at the conference, said: “This is an opportunity for the cooperative community to teach young people about cooperative business principles and to show them that there are great careers in these dynamic, ethical and community-minded businesses.”
Read the full press release from the National Farmers’ Union